North Africa 

Mauritania to benefit from US$21 million IFAD grant to boost food security, nutrition and reduce rural poverty

Rome, 12 January 2017 – A total of 285,600 farmers, particularly women and young people in six regions in southern Mauritania will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Mauritania to improve their incomes, nutrition and food security.

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Mauritania: 10 anti-slavery activists released

In response to today’s Appeal Court ruling in Mauritania that acquitted and ordered the release of three anti-slavery activists, and reduced the sentence of 10 others – including seven who will now be released as they have served their sentence – Kiné Fatim Diop, Amnesty International’s West Africa Campaigner, said:  “The release of three anti-slavery activists who had been unfairly sentenced to up to 15 years for peacefully expressing their opinions is a huge relief for them, their families and for all those who have been campaigning for an end…

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